- There will be no Eid-el Kabir Sallah celebration in Katsina
- This was the resolve of the state Emirate council on Saturday, July 25
- The council pointed out that the rate of insecurity and the rising cases of coronavirus have made the state unsafe for festivities
Due to fears over the possible spread of coronavirus cases, the Katsina government has cancelled all forms of celebrations during the Eid-el Kabir Sallah festival.
The decision of the state government is contained in a statement released by the secretary of the Katsina Emirate Council, Mamman Ifo, AIT reports.
The emirate also revealed that the resolved was further influenced by the rising and rather disturbing rate of insecurity in the state presently.
Ifo used the opportunity to call on Muslim faithful to call on God for peace and order to return to the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that all traditional Sallah festivities to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir had been cancelled in Kano by the state government.
Malam Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner of information, disclosed this in a briefing on Wednesday, July 22.
The commissioner noted that the decision was taken at the State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday, July 21, as part of its effort to integrate the success Kano has achieved in the fight against COVID-19.
Garba went on to note that congregational Eid prayers have been permitted under the strict observance of safety protocols to be supervised by government officials.
He added there would be no visit to Shettima House, gathering for Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa, and other traditional outings in the Emirates.
The Kano state government has said it would assist in the provision of face masks and hand sanitizers at the praying grounds as well as ensure strict observance of social distancing.
This came less than a day after Jigawa governor, Badaru Abubakar cancelled all the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and traditional horse Durbar during the Sallah festival in the state.
The governor gave the order while speaking to journalists in Dutse the state capital, on Tuesday, July 21.
He said the initiative was in line with the state’s continued fight against COVID-19 pandemic. According to him, Jigawa was already winning the fight against the dreaded virus, stressing that there was a need to maintain the momentum.
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